Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps. —
Reynolds' Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
September 20, 1863, 6 P.M.
18th Kentucky, - Captain John B. Heltemes.
11th Ohio, - Colonel Philander P. Lane.
36th Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Hiram F. Devol.
92nd Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Putnam, Jr.
Indiana Light 21st Battery, - Captain William F. Andrew.
The brigade by order of General Thomas withdrew from its position southeast of the Kelly field about 5 p.m. and formed line to protect the retirement of other troops on the left moved by the flank across the Lafayette road formed in two lines facing north with the right resting on the road and charged through the fields south and west of McDonald's upon the flank of Liddell's division which had just crossed the Lafayette road at that point from the east. With the aid of artillery and the skirmish line of Dan McCook's brigade after compelling Liddell to retire from this position with the loss of over 200 prisoners and two guns temporarily abandoned, the brigade turned to the left and joined the column retiring on Rossville. Losses for the battle, killed 30 wounded 227 captured or missing 86 total 343.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Location. 34° 56.396′ N, 85° 15.567′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Post Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the western side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the northern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park, in the Visitor Center, along the walkway leading to the overflow parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3370 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Plaques and Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Regiment (about 500 feet away, measured Bridges' Illinois Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Bridges' Illinois Battery (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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